One (2000)

Nick used to be a baseball player until he struck his manager. Now living with his father, he is friends with Charlie, who is on parole. Charlie does community service for children. When Charlie meets supervisor Sarah, his friendship with… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 13, 2000
DVD Release Date: December 17, 2002
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

So tautly, engrossingly and convincingly told that it doesn't need much dialogue.

Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Goes too far in the direction of reticence, deliberately dampening the emotional resonance of the story so persistently that the characters become opaque and the narrative overly flat and matter-of-fact, even at the most wrenching moments.

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David Luty
Film Journal International

Screenplay also telegraphs the fates of both characters from very early on, a decision that sucks out a great deal of potential suspense and drama.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Serious and uncompromising filmmaking in the best sense of the words.

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John A. Nesbit

One has some interesting scenes, but not enough to recommend it to most audiences.

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Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room

Even with such a mega-subdued story, One is still strangely watchable.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

An effective, but self-conscious, exercise in contemporary neo-realism.

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Robert Strohmeyer

This flick has all the trimmings of a fourth-year film school final project and just isn't ready for the big screen.

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E! Online

An affecting tale of friendship and failure.

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